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  • Everyone is looking for the cheapest prices on new and used shipping containers, and they hope to get the best deal by trying to go directly to the source. However, what they don't realize is that shipping lines and container leasing companies really aren't set up to deal individual consumers, and many times don't want to deal directly with the end consumer. It's nothing personal about the end con ...
  • 2018 is going so fast, it's almost hard to contain ourselves! This President's Day the offices at ContainerAuction.com will be partially closed. Partially in that we will be replying to emails and text messages, but will not be in the office throughout the day. Similar to ContainerAuction, many of the ports and depots around the country will be closed. If you intend on picking up a shipping contai ...
  • March 20-22, 2018 is the annual Intermodal Asia event that takes place in Shanghai, China. This even is one of the largest intermodal conferences in the world, and without a doubt the largest in Asia. It draws exhibitors and guests from all around the world, and this marks fourth year in a row that ContainerAuction.com will be in attendance. What Goes On at Intermodal Asia? The Intermodal As ...
  • There are a lot of good ways to save money when buying a used shipping container, and if you know what to look for and the right questions to ask, there are some great deals to be found. The most basic question that needs to be asked is, “what will the container be used for?” From there decisions can be made on condition (including color), price, and the location.   Shipping Container ...
  • We regularly get calls from people looking to purchase cheap shipping containers, and they're surprised when the containers don't cost only a couple of hundred dollars. "I went down the highway and saw stacks of containers all over the place, why can't you sell them to me for a cheaper price?" What most people don't realize is that the container yards they're passing are essentially parking lots f ...
  • The holiday season is upon us once again, and while we at ContainerAuction.com will be working, we will also be doing some traveling as well, so it may be difficult to reach us due to time zones and flight schedules. Christmas Day, December 25th: Offices closed, although someone may reply to the occasional email. All of the depots (that we use) are closed, so no containers in the US will be ...
  • Once a shipping container is set on the ground, it's very difficult to move to a new position. If you are able to chain up to the corner casting and drag the container to a new position you run the risk of gouging the pavement, concrete, or other surface that the container is sitting on. Until container skates came along. What is a Container Skate? A shipping container skate is a plastic block ...
  • Intermodal 2017 was an exceptional show, similar to previous years the show provided lots of new ideas and innovations in the industry, as well as the chance to meet up with old colleagues and new potential business partners. The three main take aways were industry consolidation, the shortage of second hand containers, and the influence of technology. More Consolidation After the merger between Tr ...
  • Shipping containers, new or used, are great places for aging and storing firewood. While at the end of November (the time this article was originally published) it’s getting a little late in the season to get this type of project started, there’s still a little time if you don’t need to dry the firewood. To get started using a shipping container for drying green firewood and stor ...
  • Having a shipping container delivered to a residential address can be substantially different than having one delivered to a commercial location, primarily due to the fact that most commercial locations will have a forklift or crane on site while residential locations typically do not. With this in mind, some extra tasks may be required when preparing a residential location for a shipping containe ...
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